Thursday, 27 January 2011

Final pages for LSNED

How about that?  2 posts in 2 days!  I honestly did complete these pages last year for Learn Something New Every Day, but with Journal Your Christmas and my Open University Creative Writing course, and then of course Christmas itself, I just didn't get around to posting them up here.  I also need to update the forums with these pics as well, and then I can start on my Christmas Journal.  I've really missed my scrapping as I just had to concentrate on my writing course but I am looking forward to getting crafty again in the next few days.  I also miss my crafting buddy J who has been as busy as a busy thing too and so our weekly meetings have slipped a bit for one reason or another.  Her baby house is getting bigger by the day and the space around my crop table is diminishing!  We're just hoping she can hang on until after Scrap-a-Mia before she says hello to her new bubba.

So, here is the final LSNED instalment...

 18th - on having to actually TRY to diet, not just pay the money and go to the meetings :-)

20th - on the importance of certain factors to enable that elusive "good night's sleep"....

17th - on the need to think about Christmas preparations before September if you want to go "home-made".

30th (oops where is my journalling?!) It should say something about learning the date of Scrap-a-Mia 2011.

19th - (oops where is my journalling.. again?!)  Should say something about my new gym programme.

14th - on not choosing a large embellishment and / or small pages for daily journals such as this.

Hope to be back soon with some Christmas Journal photos.

Thanks for looking, bye for now xx

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Welcome to 2011!

Good grief, I cant believe this is my first post of the year!  Things have been a little tricky over the past couple of months and I have let my blogging slip so much - I am so sorry!  So, time for a little update...

I signed up for a Creative Writing course back in September which started a few weeks before Christmas.  Just like last year with the photography course, I wished I had chosen another time of year to do it!  I have just submitted my second and last assessed piece and I can honestly say that I have loved every minute.  I've "met" some really great people and we have promised to keep up the momentum of writing on another blog where we can critique each others work much like we did on this course.  I hope to continue my writing and so I will be posting some efforts here once the course officially finishes.

I finally finished my Learn Something New Everyday pages so I will be posting up the last of those in the next couple of days.  Despite my best intentions, I didnt keep up with Journal Your Christmas past day 3 but I am catching up slowly.  I'll pop these on another post in a few days and the rest will appear as they get done.  I'm actually going to a paid crop next week with someone I've never met so that will be very interesting.  I'm looking forward to being around like minded people and seeing what other people achieve in a couple of hours.

Well this has been pretty bad over the last couple of months but at last I think there may be some light at the end of the tunnel.  I'm on my 3rd different medication so fingers crossed this one is the one.  I've also been taking part in some counselling delivered by phone called iTalk which has been interesting.  My hubs, as always, has been my rock and has pulled me up out of this current dip.  I've gone from being near suicidal to feeling almost positive and actually approaching cheerful.  I'll let you know how it goes!

Well I'm off to bed now to catch up on some reading, something I have been badly neglecting recently.  I'll be reading on my iPad which I got for my birthday last week so if anyone can recommend any "must-have" apps then please let me know!

Bye for now! xx